Male Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Symptoms of low testosterone
In men, testosterone peaks during early adolescence and adulthood. After the age of 30, a man’s testosterone level declines 1 percent each year. This hormonal shift can cause a variety of symptoms that make you feel like a shadow of your former self. Low testosterone can cause decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, sleep disturbances, increased body fat, decreased bone density, fatigue and low energy, reduced muscle mass, body hair loss, decrease in motivation, irritability, trouble concentrating or remembering, and depression.
What is testosterone therapy?
Testosterone therapy is designed to bring a man’s testosterone back up to a normal level to promote overall wellness and vitality. There are several ways to deliver testosterone to the blood stream. At Viva Wellness, we offer testosterone injections because they’re the safest and most effective method for delivering the results you desire.
When injected into the muscle, testosterone pools and is stored in the tissue. As blood flows through the muscle, small amounts of testosterone are picked up and released into the bloodstream, mimicking the way the body releases hormones naturally. A schedule of two injections per week is ideal, and they are simple and painless to perform at home. The energizing results of testosterone therapy can be felt in as little as two weeks with full results apparent in three to six weeks.
Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy
While every man is different, most respond to testosterone replacement with better libido, improved mood, and higher energy levels. After testosterone replacement therapy, some men also find it easier to burn fat and build muscle mass and strength. There is also evidence linking healthy testosterone levels and cognition, like verbal memory and faster processing speed. In other words, testosterone replacement therapy can help you feel like the smart, confident, person you are.
Risks of male testosterone treatment
While there are many benefits to testosterone replacement therapy, there are also risks. Low testosterone treatment may cause difficulty urinating as well as acne and other skin conditions. More seriously, hormone replacement therapy can lead to sleep apnea, blood clots, prostate cancer, and congestive heart failure.
As with any medicine, it’s important to weigh the benefits and risks of male testosterone treatment with the guidance a qualified medical professional. At Viva Wellness, you’re in great hands with Dr. Tachuk, who can help can determine the best course of action for reclaiming your energy, youth, and confidence.